Bernal Chair of Energy, Professor Bartek Glowacki was recently honoured by the President of Poland when he was awarded the Knight’s Cross of Polonia Restituta. The Knight’s Cross is presented by the Order of Rebirth of Poland and is one of Poland’s highest orders. The order was conferred for outstanding achievements in the fields of science and education.
Prof Glowacki graduated in physics and received a PhD in the Polish Academy of Science. He received the life title of Professor from the President of Poland and became an expert in energy at the Institute of Power Engineering in Poland. He has received a Professorship of Energy and Materials Science in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy of the University of Cambridge. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, and a Chartered Engineer.
Professor Glowacki’s academic and strategic leadership in energy technology is recognised internationally: he is a member of the World Energy Council, and the European Energy Research Alliance representative responsible for the basic science programme policy, which seeks to combine the potential of European research institutions. He has given plenary lectures and invited talks at numerous international conferences and in international research establishments and companies. He has co-organised thematic international conferences and workshops, principally on applied superconductivity and hydrogen-cryomagnetic technologies.
The Bernal Project is a €52 million research initiative to build a multi-disciplinary team of world-leading scientists and engineers who will deliver solutions to change the fact of the pharmaceutical manufacturing, modern materials, biomedical engineering and energy sectors.